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school enrollment. john henrehan is working with this all day and joins us with the latest. john. >> reporter: the plan is to close schools in six of the city's eight wards and we posted the compolice list of closures on our website, www.myfoxdc.com. interestingly, in d.c.'s most affluent area, ward 3, the city schools are bursting with students n. poorer secs of the city, the buildings are underutilized, largely because of the growth of free charter schools. he's give -- she's given up on the schools of her sixth grade daughter went here from headstart to sixth grade and now the daughter is in a publicly funded charter school, which mom thinks is pushing the daughter harder. >> the schools are not up to where they need to be. here they say my daughter was proficient. charter school, she got bs and cs. that shouldn't have been. >> reporter: farrahby hope is one of 20 d.c. public school buildings that are going to be closed and it's largely the growth of the charter schools in d.c., which is pushing the chancellor to call for more closures. the school system closed 23 other schoo
afghanistan commander general john allen has threatened national security in the president's words, he said he is reserving judgement for now over whetr the fbi should have revealed the investigation leading into petraeuss resignation before last week's election. >> i have no evident at this point, from what i have seen, that classified information was disclosed, that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. obviously, there is an ongoing investigation. i don't want to comment on the specifics of the investigation. the fbi has its own protocols in terms of how they proceed. >> reporter: well, the other big question -- . >> well, the other big question, fitz is the fiscal cliff. sequestration begins at the end of the year. what is the president's approach? is there anything different on what he's willing to accept? >> this is a one-two on this issue. if the democrats and republicans agree on the hill that tax cuts should be extended for the middle class and that is something they should go ahead and do. on the other hand, the president was adamant today that he was
. beth parker has the story. >> reporter: it's moving day. >>> john is a marine who earned two purple hearts. today he's being given a house. he has given much more than that. >> i remember seeing my guys, i kept blacking out. all i remember is saying i don't want to die here. i ain't going to die in this place. >> he woke up two and a half months later and learned he had been hit by an ied. he lost all four limbs. >> at first, there were very extremely rough days. i was not a pleasant person. >> but he has adjusted and today he gets his freedom thanks to the work to two foundations. >> the homes are given to him free and clear. >> the kitchen sink is mounted for him. the cabinets move. >> a lot of what's in the house is motion sensored. you step into the bathroom and the toilet seat pops up. over here you can waive in front of it and the sink turns on. >> he can run all of the electronics from an ipad. american heritage homes built the house. >> my husband fought vietnam. i have a son currently in candahar. and 19-year-old son who is looking to go into the service after college. so i
. the question tonight, do her fellow students agree with that verdict? fox 5s john henrehan is back from bowie state. what are they saying? >> reporter: what i found interesting was how thoughtful were the student comments. many disagreed with the verdict but accept the principle the juries get to decide guilt or innocence. the jury -- students can live with an acquittal on all accounts. >> reporter: it looked like an ordinary day on -- in the late fall. one topic trumped all others, the acquittal on all counts of 20-year-old alexis simpson who, in september of 2011, plunged a knife into the neck of the roommate with which she was feuding, 18-year-old dominique frazier. the defense successfully argued the dormitory fight pushed simpson into believing she was in danger from frazier and her girlfriends. >> it wason facebook, twitter, instagram, why are you here when the incident happened last year, speaking about her saying she got off. >> i felt it was guilty on both parts. like i agree she should have done some time. >> but not murder? >> not murder. no. >> reporter: what do you make of the ve
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